As an undergraduate I was taught by the some of the same faculty
who teach medical students, and I was extremely pleased with that
experience. The school seemed like the right fit because of its
half-day lecture style, system-based curriculum and all of the
opportunities for clinical contact with patients.
I did not want my education complicated by the competitive
obstacles and pitfalls that occur at many U.S. medical schools. UB
has a reputation not only for the diversity of its student
body—in their backgrounds and interests—but for
the camaraderie and enriching lifestyle created by students and
Choosing UB comes with the understanding that this university is
extremely involved in the community. From the beginning of the
first year, every student spends time at medical sites learning
from physicians and patients of different cultural, social and
economic backgrounds. I used my training to go back to an internal
medicine practice I had worked at as an undergraduate—one
that serves a predominately elderly, underserved population.
I served on planning committees for the medical school’s Second Look’s Day and first-year Orientation and was a member of the school’s Admissions Committee and Academic Affairs & Policies Committee. I also helped first-year students who were struggling with their course load and transition at UB.
My strengths were best suited for involvement in hands-on
activities within the medical school. Many of my classmates have
used their talents to run student clinics or interest clubs on
campus, or to participate in research that will one day change the
face of medicine. In our own ways, we're all trying to work toward
the benefit of others while striving to find our place in the
I am applying for a residency in Ob-Gyn. I hope to participate in all aspects of women’s health—gynecology, obstetrics and primary care.